Contact Us
Make My Homepage

Senator Pans Downtown Arena, Residents May Sue

Getty Images
Getty Images

A Senator says El Pasoans did NOT vote for an arena.

According to, a statement from State Senator Jose Rodriguez, read to City Council Tuesday morning, said:

People did not vote for an arena. They voted for a “multipurpose center” meant for performances and cultural events.

He added that he supported the new venue, and still does, but further support requires two things:

  • We need to know that these projects will enhance our community, which means respecting the people, places, and history that is so special and unique to El Paso.
  • We need to know that we are getting exactly what we asked for, that there was a process that was consistent, transparent, and inclusive every step of the way. says residents may file a lawsuit against the city over this. Many worry construction will destroy historic and privately owned properties. A successful lawsuit could eliminate that worry.

Other sites are available, one of which was ruled out because of demands Southern Pacific Railroad made.  Demands they, apparently, never made.

This just keeps getting better…

UP NEXT: Korn Take On 12 Year Old Bassist

Best of

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Freeloaders quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Freeloaders contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.